Organization: Farmers Conservation Alliance
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Hood River, OR
HOOD RIVER, OREGON – FULL-TIME (EXEMPT)
Farmers Conservation Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization that operates at the intersection of water, energy, and agriculture. The work of the GIS Specialist will encompass data management, map production, spatial analysis, and field data collection.
WHEN YOU WORK FOR US, HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND
Our staff of 20 engineers, scientists, public policy experts, and strategy consultants believe that everyone can win –farmers, rivers, and communities. We formed 13 years ago to successfully bring an innovative fish screen technology to market. This farmer-developed technology, now known as the Farmers Screen, helps to keep fish and debris in rivers and out of water supplies.
Since that time, our work has expanded to help farmers modernize all aspects of their water delivery systems and to apply the Farmers Screen technology across all sectors. Staff work with water users, agencies, and organizations to design, finance, and implement large-scale solutions and technologies that improve water supplies, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and generate fish-friendly hydropower.
Our headquarters in Hood River, Oregon, inspires staff in both their professional and personal lives. Hood River’s abundant apple, pear, and cherry orchards and salmon-bearing streams provide daily context for our work. The Columbia River Gorge and nearby Mt. Hood provide endless opportunities for hiking, paddling, cycling, skiing, and kiteboarding. Hood River’s 1-hour commute to Portland lets staff live in a small, family-friendly town while also having easy access to all of the amenities that the city has to offer.
SO THAT’S US. NOW ABOUT THE WORK
FCA seeks a unique individual for its GIS Specialist, ideally with a background in spatial data management and analysis. In a typical week, GIS Specialist could expect to work with a broad spectrum of personnel from within FCA, ranging from engineers and hydrologists to technical document writers to institutional funders and irrigation district board members. GIS work will vary on a day to day basis; flexibility and time management will be a key skill in executing tasks associated with multiple projects across all sectors of FCA. Example tasks could include analyzing
geospatial data and creating visually intuitive map products, developing geodatabases for engineers to use in hydraulic modeling, or field collection of geospatial data across Oregon.
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE, AMONG OTHER ASSETS
• A bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, natural resources, or applicable engineering discipline (civil or environmental)
• 1-4 years of experience in the private or public sector with GIS applications in natural resources,
environmental science, and/or engineering
• Experience working with agricultural and/or environmental communities, organizations, and/or individuals
• A keen eye for visually appealing and easily understandable spatial data displays and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Extensive experience working with ESRI Products (ArcGIS Suite)
• A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• The ability to traverse uneven ground such as stream beds and agricultural fields.
• Experience working with QGIS
• Experience with Python scripting in automating spatial data workflows
• Familiarity with serving and managing spatial data across an organization with multiple locations and teams
Above all, an ideal candidate would be passionate about developing solutions that will benefit the environment and agriculture and be able to develop professional relationships with people of all industries, backgrounds, and beliefs.
INTERESTED? SOME FINE PRINT ABOUT JOINING OUR TEAM
Staff join us for our mission and our location, and they stay because we work together to meet our shared goals. We provide a competitive salary, vacation, health, dental, and retirement package, and believe that happy staff deliver the best outcomes. As such, we provide flexibility for staff to spend time doing what they love. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “GIS Specialist” as the subject of the email. Please do not contact FCA directly about this opportunity.
Applications should be addressed to:
Julie Davies O’Shea, Executive Director
Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd St, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
Position is open until filled.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one Senior GIS specialist position. The Geographic Information System (GIS) section within the Science Division is a geospatial service provider for the four business areas of the Wildlife Program (GAME, DIVERSITY, LANDS and SCIENCE).
The GIS section is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of enterprise systems; the analysis and modeling of geospatial data; the development of tools and applications; and specialized GIS technical training and consultation. This Senior GIS Specialist works with a diverse team of talented GIS professionals to deliver GIS expertise and support in the areas of: enterprise database design, application development (web and mobile) and advanced geospatial analysis and reporting.
Full job description, job announcement and application information can be found here.
Wetland Scientist - (149905)
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
HDR is seeking a motivated and career-oriented mid-level wetland scientist for a full-time regular position in Portland, OR office. The successful candidate must have 5+ years of Pacific Northwest based experience in wetland and riparian ecology, wetland delineations, plant identification, hydric soils, and wetland and waterbody functional assessments. The candidate will work as a member of high-performing teams on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. Successful candidates shall be self-motivated and proficient in wetland delineations in Pacific Northwest, general wetland science and botany throughout Pacific Northwest, development of technical reports as well as possess an understanding of Clean Water Act Section 404 regulations and NEPA documentation. Must have experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2007 Alaska Regional Supplement and be willing and able to work independently, manage field crews, communicate with resource and regulatory agencies, and have strong technical writing skills. Other duties may include: NEPA documentation, compensatory mitigation plans and debit/credit analysis, and environmental permitting. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, excellent writing skills, working well with others, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. Technical writing experience is required. A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality is required.
In the role of Environmental Scientist, we'll count on you to:
• Work with a team of scientists to conduct wetland and stream delineations and functional assessments, vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys, and other field activities in urban and remote settings. Includes work on remote field assignments in adverse weather conditions often on irregular and steep terrain.
• Prepare written environmental reports including wetland and stream delineation reports, biological assessments, monitoring reports, etc., and develop mitigation options, plans and documents to address project impacts.
• Prepare documentation to support Clean Water Act Permitting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits, NEPA compliance, Endangered Species Act consultation, and other state/local permits.
• Contribute as an author on environmental planning documents such as NEPA Environmental Impact Statements or Environmental Assessments, interpreting technical information into a reader friendly format.
Keyword(s): Professional Wetland Scientist, Ecologist, Botanist, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, environmental science, wetland, permitting.
• Bachelor's degree in Biology or closely related field
• 5+ years of experience managing and/or conducting analyses in support of biological and/or environmental projects with at least 2 years leading wetlands delineation teams; Master’s degree may account for up to 2 years of experience
• Experience with wetland delineations using the 2007 Oregon Regional Supplement wetland delineation manual
• Ability to identify common Alaska plant species and/or characterize hydric soils
• Knowledge of federal regulatory framework, including NEPA and CWA Section 10/404.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
• Ability to interpret and analyze data, proactively identify and solve problems
• Excellent technical and analytical writing skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations.
• Strong conceptual organizational problem solving and research abilities.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work in a fast paced work environment with changing deadlines and priorities
• Demonstrated familiarity with Federal and/or Alaska state/local permits
• Experience with GIS software
• Valid Oregon State Driver’s license
• Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality, and an attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.
• M.S. degree in Biology or relevant field of study (i.e. environmental science, botany, ecology, natural sciences, natural resource management)
• Field data collection expertise in wetlands and streams using GPS units
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional In Training (WPIT) certification
• Local candidates preferred
At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
Fielder – Data Collection
ITC Service Group (“ITC”) is a leading provider of broadband installation, planning, wireless, design and staffing solutions to the telecommunications industry. With over 40 years’ experience in the telecom business, as we continue to grow we recognize that we are only as successful as the people we employ. We provide competitive pay, a positive atmosphere, and career development opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to think about your next job or have already decided to make a meaningful move, we want to talk to you.
ITC Service Group has immediate openings for individuals in the Portland area to collect field data for a project currently underway. In this role, you will walk utility/pole lines (urban or rural, as needed) collecting date for mapping of a fiber network. This data will either be ground based, or aerial. Once the data is collected, it is uploaded to our Engineering Department at the end of the day. Training will be provided. If you are proficient with a smart phone, and have attention to detail, this is the job for you. Prior experience in Telecommunications, GIS field work, surveying, etc…, is desired, but not required for this position.
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The Chesapeake Conservancy's Conservation Innovation Center is seeking a Project Manager with demonstrated experience executing the full project management life cycle and GIS in a professional setting.
About the Chesapeake Conservancy
Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.
Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) group has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We have partnered with industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to help define the next generation of environmental data.
The Project Manager, working within the CIC, will be responsible for project management and outreach efforts to support high-resolution land cover and land use mapping in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This position will help lead a six-year project funded by the Chesapeake Bay Program to update land cover/use data every two years. High-resolution land cover updates will continue a project led by the CIC to produce land cover for the Chesapeake Bay watershed and intersecting counties at a 1-meter resolution for the 2013/14 year. Updates to these datasets will help track development and change in the Chesapeake and help local governments achieve goals in the comprehensive “pollution diet” of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Main responsibilities for this position include interfacing with local governments to procure data and obtain feedback on preliminary results, overseeing internal data quality and production processes, and managing relationships with our core partners (the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Land Use Workgroup.)
The Project Manager should be an organized, dependable, and goal-driven leader with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, and education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must be able to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively. A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s preferred), ideally with a concentration in Environmental Science or Geography. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate GIS and remote sensing experience. Other essential skills include adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to teach others technical material. Candidates must be proficient in geospatial analysis programs (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x). Ideally, applicants will have experience with ArcGIS Pro, remote sensing software (ENVI, eCognition), and web and/or Python scripting, although all training necessary to work on the project will be provided.
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education. The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.
Botanic Specialist II - Forestry
City of Portland, OR - Portland, OR
$29.30 - $37.37 an hour
Do you have experience in urban forestry? Are you able to manage tree inventory and forest assessment in support of a healthy forest?
If so, you may be the Botanic Specialist II - Forestry specialist that we are looking for!
Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting for a Botanic Specialist II - Forestry specialist that will have responsibility for managing and assessing tree programs in support of a healthy, growing urban forest. The position may be responsible for tree inventory, forest assessment, pest and pathogen management, policy analysis, planting programs, planning, and permit reporting. Much of this position's work is project based and changes with the current needs of the division. The position requires strong data management and analysis skills, as well as an understanding of best practices in urban forestry. The Botanic Specialist II writes and edits reports, gives presentations, and must be able to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences. This is a lead staff position, and the position coordinates the work of contractors, staff, and volunteers.
The Botanic Specialist II Forestry also collaborates closely with the community and participates regionally on urban forestry technical issues. In addition to this position, this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for Botanic Specialist II Forestry.
This classification is represented by PTE 17 (Formerly Coppea). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
Are you interested in all aspects of planning? Are you curious and inquisitive? Are you excited about understanding the intersections between private development and public planning?
The natural and built environments continually face challenges related to growth and the quality of our communities. Our planners and urban designers are experts at working with our public and private clients to envision a desired future and creating distinct places with enduring value. Otak’s sustainable and practical designs help ensure viability and livability for years to come.
We are looking to hire a Planner for our Portland office. You will work in a highly collaborative team environment on a variety of long range planning, land development, and land use permitting projects for both private and public sector clients. These projects are typically located in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This position will also involve collaboration with our long-range planning team in pursuit of sub-area plans, comprehensive plans and public planning efforts.
What you’ll do:
Why work for Otak?
You’ll find Otak is different from any other A&E firm. We imagine, plan, and create exceptional places that add to the communities where we live, work, and enjoy life. Our planning, design, engineering, architectural, and project management professionals take their responsibility to future generations seriously. We value sustainability, social equity, and community involvement.
Our staff is connected, engaged, and fulfilled in their professional and personal life. Giving back to the community is rewarded (you can earn extra PTO for volunteer days). We have a sense of community and collaborative spirit in both our professional and personal lives. (You might find yourself at a Wine-down Wednesday or an office camping trip.) We laugh about it, but if Otak were a car, it’d most likely be a Subaru: adventurous, dependable, and fun with a loyal and spirited following.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Otak is leaning in on diversity through our Equity and Inclusion initiative. We are actively exploring ways to accelerate professional and leadership advancement for women and the under-represented. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.
Sound like a place you’d like to spend some time and advance your career? Join us! Apply online and include a cover letter that sells your skills with your resume.
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
About the Position:
ESA seeks a highly motivated individual who shares an interest in natural resources and environmental planning and has experience in Geographic Information Systems, cartography, and spatial analysis. This position’s main responsibilities include developing high quality map products for print and web-based presentation, data collection and management and geodatabase development. This individual would work closely with our GIS, graphics and design team to provide geospatial services to clients and staff in the Northwest Region. The position is full-time with benefits.
Primary tasks include:
Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years’ relevant experience (may include coursework in GIS, geography, environmental planning, or related studies). Demonstrated high standards for cartographic design, visual communication, and attention to detail are essential. The position requires skills and demonstrated experience with ESRI ArcGIS software including ArcGIS Online and web-based applications. Knowledge of Washington and Oregon natural resource and/or city and county datasets preferred. Experience with QGIS, Mapbox, Python, Tableau, AutoCAD and graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) is a big plus. The candidate must be an independent, self-directed, problem solver capable of working under tight deadlines and responding to the immediate needs of clients.
ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning. ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)